Performance Touring / Minnesota II

The Minnesota II is in a class of its own--the most efficient, straight-tracking, tandem tripping canoe ever made. If you travel in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Canada's Quetico Park, you'll see a lot of these canoes.

The Minnesota II is fast and seaworthy when loaded with gear, yet fun to paddle lightly loaded. This rocket of a canoe is a favorite of Wenonah staff for after work paddles on the Mississippi. Its long waterline rewards skilled paddlers with unmatched glide and speed and it's straight tracking hull is easy to keep pointed toward your destination. If you're looking for a canoe that is an absolute joy to paddle on flatwater but is capable of tackling an ambitious wilderness expedition, the Minnesota II is the right choice.

The Minnesota II--the canoe that revolutionized portaging and long-distance paddling in the Boundary Waters and beyond.

Minnesota II
CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
10.0
Maneuverability
6.5
Capacity
9.0
Stability
8.5
Seaworthy
8.5
DIMENSIONS
Length
18' 6"  (563.88cm)
Gunwale Width
33.5"  (85.09cm)
Maximum Width
35"  (88.9cm)
Waterline Width
33.5"  (85.09cm)
Stern Depth
17"  (43.18cm)
Center Depth
13.5"  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
20.5"  (52.07cm)
Rocker
0"  (0cm)
Dimensions May not be the actual lines of the Minnesota II
Flex-core Color Options - We offer 12 colors of gel-coat finish for the exterior of Flex-core hulls. The interior of the hull shows the fabric's natural color.
Color Selector Actual colors may vary due to display differences. May not be the Minnesota II. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.
Tuf-weave® Flex-Core - 58 lbs. / USA MSRP $3,799 USD / Canada $4,849 CAD
Wenonah's Tuf-weave┬« material is an interwoven fabric made of 50% polyester and 50% fiberglass that out performs either material alone. The Tuf-weave® layup results in our most durable composite canoes. Tuf-weave┬« canoes offer improved impact resistance and are a great compromise between light weight, performance, and price.
TufWeave Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.

Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Silver Aluminum Trim
Sliding Bow Seat
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $175 USD / $225 CAD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD / $0 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Ultra-light w/Aramid 42lbs. / USA MSRP $3,899 USD / Canada $4,999 CAD
Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. Aramid, the fiber used for aerospace, body armor and bulletproof vests, is amazingly light and strong. We've used it for more than 30 years to construct extremely light and tough canoes. Wenonah Canoe is the worlds largest maker of canoes using Aramid.
Aramid Ultra-Light Aramid Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.

Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Silver Aluminum Trim
Sliding Bow Seat
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Gel Coated Bottom - $300 USD / $400 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Black Aluminum Trim - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD / $0 CAD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
Graphite Ultra-light 42lbs. / USA MSRP $4,299 USD / Canada $5,499 CAD
Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. A Graphite Ultra-light canoe is made the same way as an Ultra-light with Aramid, but with Graphite as the outer layer. It's ideal for paddlers desiring more stiffness in their composite canoe. Graphite transfers energy better than any of our other materials, which makes these the most crisp paddling canoes. The aesthetic appeal of a black Graphite canoe is also undeniable.
Graphite Ultra-Light Graphite Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.

Standard Options -
Black Aluminum Trim (Std)
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Graphite Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD / $0 CAD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Gel Coated Bottom - $300 USD / $400 CAD